Tuesday news summary

Covid update


On Monday, there were 10,511 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Czech Republic, 130 less than a week ago. This is the lowest Monday increase in the number of infected since mid-February. However, the number of hospitalized people with covid remains high.


30 thousand fines for restrictions violation



Police officers have so far imposed approximately 30,000 fines for non-compliance with the measures introduced due to the spread of the Covid-19, and have handed over around 27,000 offenses to administrative proceedings. The spokesman of the police presidium, Ondřej Moravčík, told ČTK. The police have been checking compliance with the regulation for a year - last year on the 12th of March, a state of emergency was declared for the first time.


New vaccination centre in Prague


Prague plans to start test operation of a large-capacity vaccination centre at the Congress Centre next week. Councilor Milena Johnová (Praha Sobě) told reporters after the city council meeting that the centre should operate with a capacity of 200 vaccinated a day for the first week. Then it should increase to 1000 people per day. The centre should use Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines, because according to Mayor Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates), a large number of them lie fallow in the capital. These vaccines are distributed by the state.


One year without theatres



Due to anti-coronavirus measures, theatres began to close last March. Despite the short autumn break-up, they said goodbye to the live audience for most of the past year. However, they quickly began to adapt to the situation, by moving to the online space. New records of performances were created, but also other unusual formats introduced. However, the artists lack contact with the audience. The online theatre is like a sugar-free cake, someone misses the taste there, says the actress of the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec, Eliška Jansová.

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      Sources

  • CzechTV 

  • Seznamzpravy.cz

  • iRozhlas

  • DenikN

  • ČTK

  • other sources noted

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